Find Your Folklife – Theo Tso
I created a Native American superhero…
… after noticing that there weren’t any comics that were written, drawn, or even created by Native Americans. I saw that there was a need for a superhero that was Native American, who would deal with Native issues coming on and off the reservations of the southwest.
Thus, Captain Paiute was born.
As far back as I can remember I loved to draw comics and cartoons. I taught myself how to draw mainly from studying comics.
I am an enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. I still reside on the tiny thirteen-acre parcel that “us” tribal members so lovingly call “The Colony,” and I still draw comics!
—Theo Tso, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Las Vegas